Julia Vaughan Smith

What is trauma-informed coaching and why is it important?

The more I talk about trauma and coaching, and come across the myths or misunderstandings about it, the more I feel it is important to be clear about what trauma informed coaching is. Trauma-informed coaching happens when the coach understands what trauma is, how it presents in the coaching room and how to respond. All …

Julia Vaughan Smith

5 common myths coaches have about trauma

When talking about trauma with coaches over several years we have identified 5 common myths: ‘Successful people’, such as senior executives, are rarely traumatised Trauma only affects those who have had a horrific experience like a terrorist attack or serious car accident Trauma is an event that is remembered with mental images You can recognise …